That’s why we established a reliable, timely and cost effective process to evaluate and manage sleep apnea in a CDL setting.
We’re committed to a quality experience for Drivers, Medical Examiners and the Company’s who employ Commercial Drivers.
Committed to Commercial Driver Support
The clock is ticking…
It often feels like a race to get a driver’s apnea under control before their temporary medical card expires.
We care about Driver safety.
When a commercial driver is identified to be at-risk for sleep apnea, we know that it is imperative to complete a reliable sleep test in a timely manner.
It only takes a couple of minutes to order a Sleep Test.
Confirm the driver meets the indications for being at-risk for sleep apnea.
Providers send a medical order to Snap for a home sleep test. Snap will contact the Driver to complete their portion.
If you need a Snap Medical Order form click the button below. You can either print form and manually complete or edit on a computer and print a completed form. NOTE: The signature for the provider must be a physical signature for most insurance plans.
Or simply complete the sleep test order online.
That’s it. We’ll take it from here.
Indications for a Sleep Test
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recommends screening to assess if drivers are at-risk for sleep apnea. They recommend treatment when drivers demonstrate Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea.
We have observed a wide range of criteria used by DOT Examiners in evaluating the risk of a driver.
HOWEVER, when a driver wishes to utilize health insurance, it is important to document clinical indications that contributed to a provider’s decision to order a sleep test.
Clinical indications for a sleep test might include:
- Daytime sleepiness or non-restorative sleep
- Observed apnea episodes
- Load or disruptive snoring
- Waking with a feeling of choking
- Waking with a headache
- Frequent nighttime bathroom use
What happens next?
Snap support team member contacts driver
A Support Team member will contact the driver to confirm the details of the test typically within one business day of receiving the medical order.
Snap coordinates delivery of the Snap Recorder to the patient’s home.
Driver takes test and returns sleep kit to Snap
The patient will follow a simple protocol for an at-home sleep test. Video, website instruction, and phone support are available during the testing.
Instructions on how to return the recorder to Snap are included.
Snap professionals generate a test report
Professionally trained technicians analyze every minute of raw data for every report. Snap’s Medical Director oversees Snap’s service and quality control.
The DOT provider will receive a copy of the sleep test report that has been interpreted by a Sleep Specialist. Snap personnel is available for education and review of the test report if needed.
What if the Driver needs treatment?
Many of our customers that are DOT Examiners have requested a program where a Sleep Specialist contacts drivers that test positive for Sleep Apnea.
If you wish, and with your permission, we can configure your service such that Snap sends every driver’s Sleep Test Report to Singular Sleep at the same time it is sent to the driver’s DOT Examiner.
If the driver requires treatment a trained professional at Singular Sleep will contact the driver to schedule an online eConsult to assist with ordering needed treatment. When the treatment decision is PAP, the driver can elect to order PAP from Singular Sleep or use a local DME.